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Elbow, Fred Robinson, Ankle/Foot, Calf

Fred's Favorite Body Helix Products

Posted on August 05, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Body Helix all began because I strained a hamstring and it wasn’t getting any better.  After playing for months with the constant pain, I was fed up!  I had tried everything on the market and came to one simple conclusion: None of these companies cared about me or my pain!  They were all using the cheapest neoprene material and they wouldn’t stay in place.  They didn’t give me much support, they filled up with sweat because of the material, and they were disgusting because I couldn’t wash and dry them! [...]

Ankle/Foot

Get Back on Your Feet with these Five Tips for Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

We’re on our feet constantly, but no one knows how often more than someone with plantar fasciitis. Constant pain in the bottom of your foot disturbs any shot at a productive day. We’re here to explain what exactly is going on down there, and how to get back on your feet with these five tips to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. [...]

Knee, Youth, Ankle/Foot

How Sever’s Disease Affects Young Athletes

A disease with a name similar to “severe” might sound daunting, but Sever’s disease is a fairly common disorder caused by inflammation of growth plates in the foot. [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Youth, Ankle/Foot

Six Ways to Prevent and Manage Ankle Injury in Youth Sports

Let’s face it - having a kid around is asking for a bump or bruise at some point. Yet there are certain steps you can take to avoid a more debilitating injury to keep them happy and healthy. [...]

Injury Management, Ankle/Foot

High Top Ankle Helix

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Movement is complex, to say the least. Sensory input and output must happen in order to create movement in our bodies. Our brains have the incredible capacity to manage this complex information and coordinate our movement. Any factors that adversely affect this sensory input and output can interfere with accurate mechanics, balance, and body control.  [...]

Ankle/Foot

How to Deal with Achilles Tendonitis

Posted on December 04, 2017 by Erin Boynton, M.D.

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Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis, Ankle/Foot

Ice or Heat? Which is Right for My Injury?

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

 Physicians sometimes recommend ice for injuries and at other times tell you to keep an injury warm.  How do you know what is the right treatment for you?  “It is important to first pay attention to observations that you have made about your own injuries in order to make some sense of it,” says Body Helix CEO, Thomas Parker, MD. “These observations can direct your own injury management.”  [...]

Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Thigh, Ankle/Foot

Major Differences Between Strains and Sprains

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Most anyone with an active lifestyle has likely suffered from a hamstring strain, calf strain, ankle sprain or some other type of strain and/or sprain injury at some point. It's important to understand your particular type of injury and its healing process so that ultimately, you can learn how best to support and accelerate the healing process. In this article, we will draw a distinction between strains and sprains, providing you with a better understanding of the medical terminology and the range of injuries that might occur. [...]

Ankle/Foot

Compression for Ankle Injuries

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Thomas Parker, MD

With minor acute ankle injuries the usual first step in management is the use of RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation). The Ankle Helix provides the most comfortable compression and support for the ankle. Using the latest in fabric science, Body Helix has developed the best ankle compression and support brace available. [...]

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